Intel to Universities: No Patents, Just Open Source

Open Source software has been one of my soapbox subjects for the past two decades.  You’ll find it in your smartphone (the Apple iPhone and Android are both based on it), running your car, in your television and much more.  It’s Open Source software that has helped thousands of companies develop software solutions that just wouldn’t be possible otherwise. Intel, who has been providing millions in funding to...

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World’s First Production 3-D Processor Chip Introduced by Intel

Intel has announced the world’s first 3-D microprocessor transistor for mass production. It’s a major breakthrough for the semiconductor industry, which has been trying for years to get the microscopic semiconductor structures that make up computer chips into the third dimension. “This transition to 3-D devices will help us continue Moore’s Law,” said Intel senior fellow Mark Bohr at the news conference Wednesday. “Clearly you can...

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Internet Flaw Means Going to any Web Site Could Lead to Major Trouble for You

The bad guys are using an exploit against one of the backbone Internet protocols to trick your computer to take you to their site instead of where you think you’re really going.  Nasty stuff. Currently more than 52% of Internet users are exposed to this problem due to ISPs who haven’t properly updated their DNS (Dynamic Name System) servers, but there’s a way you can tell if you’re at risk. Visit...

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Using Parallels to Run Windows on a Mac Actually Improves Windows Performance

Image via Wikipedia [Listen here to get the inside information from the people who make parallels about how it will help your Mac run Windows while it’s still running the famous Mac Operating System!] Parallels, an award-winning virtual machine packages, enables Mac users to run Windows, Linux or any other operating system and their critical applications at the same time as Mac OS X on any Intel-powered Apple computer. Since...

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New Intel Processors to be Released November 11th

“TechARP has gotten some juicy news from Intel. This time, it’s the top secret details of the Intel 45nm desktop processors, both Yorkfield and Wolfdale with benchmarks and pricing included! ‘As promised earlier, Intel will launch their 45 nm processors by the end of this year. In fact, we have been told that the launch date had already been set at November 11, 2007, so mark your calendars. […] Code-named...

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